Kendama + Pokemon! / by john cheng

 Stephanie Chow, a good friend of mine who made fun video game prints with me in the past, has a new side project! Kendama + Pokemon goodness! If you want one for yourself, go to her etsy shop!

A kendama (けん玉 ?, also written as 剣玉 and 拳玉) is a traditional Japanese toy which consists of three wooden cups of different sizes placed on the center of a wooden spike, with a smaller cup at the spike's base and a ball connected by a string to the center piece. In English, kendama may be referred to as ring and pin and bears similarities to the classic cup-and-ball game, similar to the Latin American world toy known as balero. The principle of these toys are the same: catching one object with another, where both are joined by a string.